Category Archives: birds

Nyonya Baba Culture in the Straits of Malacca – Traditional Garments

Georgetown, the old part of Penang, is a well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site. There one can explore a unique culture that began in the 15th century when the Straits of Malacca was one of the busiest shipping routes in the world. Chinese migrated from southern China and settled up and down the Malay coast and […]


Studio Design: Pattern Language #134 Zen View & Keystone Species

Pattern Language #134 ‘If there is a beautiful view, don’t spoil it by building huge windows that gape incessantly at it. Instead, put the windows which look onto the view at places of transition – along paths, in hallways, in entryways, on stairs, between rooms. If the view window is correctly placed, people will see a […]


Basilique Saint-Anne-de-Beaupre, Quebec

During Articulation’s study week in Quebec we visited many churches but this was my favourite. The Christian religion and the Bible are not big on acknowledging our natural environment.Saint Anne’s is different. The ceilings are covered in mosaics with small ecological motifs. I added more ‘Tree Of Life’ motifs to my collection. Unlike most Christian churches, […]